The Basschshund, often misspelled as Basschund, is created by cross-breeding two of the most popular purebreds in the world – a Basset Hound and a Dachshund. The medium-sized dog, with its lively nature and noble appearance, is regarded as a great family companion. The confident little Basschshund, like its parent breeds, has a long muscular body, an elongated head with its eyes having an intelligent look, drooping ears, and short legs.
|Other names||Basset Hound-Dachshund Mix|
|Coat||Short, smooth, shiny|
|Color||Light Brown/Golden, Brown and White, Black and Brown|
|Group of Breed||Hound Dog|
|Weight||25-45 lbs (11.3-20.4 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 10-12 inches|
|Temperament||Energetic, loving, gentle, clever, occasionally stubborn|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||The USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||IDCR, DDKC, ACHC, DBR, DRA|
The Basschshund dogs are known to be fearless, intelligent, and full of energy but may act too hastily at times. When faced with certain tasks, they like to do them in their own ways without being instructed. Because of their independent, playful, and entertaining nature, they are often regarded as mischief-makers. Like most hounds, the Basschshund may show stubbornness with an instinct to chase small animals and toys.
They remain close to their family and love to be cuddled. If introduced to the kids and other household animals early, these dogs get along well with them. Since they have an inherent suspicious nature, they can be aggressive towards strangers. These brave and alert pets warn their owners of intruders, which makes them a great watchdog.
The Basschshunds are quick learners, but they need proper motivation. Use their favorite toys or treats to catch their attention. Do not extend the training sessions by using the same instructions repeatedly. They might quickly become bored, so training should be made more fun and interesting. Housetraining these dogs can be a challenging task, so be patient and persistent in your approach. As the puppies are typically rambunctious, early socialization, obedience, and crate training will help them learn basic etiquettes of living with a family.
These dogs have the tendency to put on weight, which often causes problems at their joints and back. Therefore, monitor your pet’s food intake to keep it at a healthy body weight. Regularly feed your dog 2-3 small meals instead of a single meal. The recommended amount of dog food for an adult Basschshund is 1.5-2.5 cups a day.